banner
Stories
Page 1 - 2020-21

 

THE PARKWOOD JOURNAL

OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF OSHAWA-PARKWOOD

Mailing Address: 96 KING ST. E., OSHAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA L1H 1B6

2021-2022 ROTARY THEME: “SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES”
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT:   Shekhar Mehta – Rotary Club of  Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India   
 
R.I. DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR:     Ron Dick - Rotary Club of Oshawa , Ontario, Canada
 
ASSISTANT DISTRICT 7070 GOVERNOR: Gord Wallace – Rotary Club of Bowmanville , Ontario, Canada
 

 

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO:

ROTARY – People of Action

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

We're made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders. 

We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we're able to get things done in our community. 

It's up to YOU.............Join leaders in our community

Be sure to share this with all of your friends and associates and ask them to get in touch with our Club President David Penney at 905-623-6751 or our Club Past President Lennis Trotter at 905-985-0963.

You are invited to our next Rotary meeting. You may wish to become a Rotarian. Dinner is on us. Isn't it time to give back to your community?.

 

THE OBJECT OF ROTARY

is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful

occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of

business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

 

Rotary Code of Conduct provides a framework for ethical behaviour that all Rotarians can use, together with The Four-Way Test, in their business and professional activities.

ROTARY CODE OF CONDUCT

As a Rotarian, I will

  1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviours and activities

  2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary

  3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others

  4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings

  5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society

  6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community

  7. Honour the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavour or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians

  8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship

 

THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST

of things we think, say and do:

  1. Is it the truth

  2. Is it fair to all concerned?

  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

Read more...
Page 2 - May 25, 2021

MINUTES OF ZOOM MEETING:  Tuesday, May 25, 2021

                              Editor:  Janice Coupland

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES  

None this week.

 

On the Zoom Call Tonight:

Bill Creamer, Dave Andrews, Lennis Trotter, Robbie Larocque, Larry Hurren, Janice Coupland, Krishan Sachdeva, Ted Morrison, Robert Koski, Sue MacKinnon, David Penney, Heather Drakes

 

Guests:   

Welcome to Obiageli Adegbite, and Nakita Williams (Rotaract Club of Toronto)

 

PRESIDENT SUE’S OPENING REMARKS:

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES:

Short inspiration quote matchup (document attached with quotes and answers)

Who said these quotes ?  Answer at the bottom of the Bulletin

  1. As you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.

  1. Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.

  1. Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

  1. Be good to people. Be good to every single person you come into contact with. My best friends are great musicians. But more than that, they’re great people.”

  1. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

  1. No one is perfect - that’s why pencils have erasers.

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: 

 None tonight

 

ANNOUNCMENTS:

  • Al and Hilda Finnigan will not be on the call tonight BUT manure is sold out!

  • June 12-16 International Convention

  • Our district conference is June 25 and 26; cost is only $10;

  • Have 10 members sign up?  We want the grant money!

  • On line gaming in the works

  • Port Hope Lobsterfest June 19th order through the Rotary Port Hope Facebook page

  • MANY MORE EVENTS INCLUDING ZOOM MEETING  – please read the bulletin!

  

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER ROTARY EVENTS PLEASE READ THE SECTION AT THE

END OF THIS BULLETIN

Read more...
Page 3 - May 25, 2021

SPEAKER:  HEATHER DRAKES AND NAKITA WILLIAMS – DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Introducer: Heather Drakes

Nikita Williams- Rotary District member of Rotaract Toronto

Email: nikitaw.rotary@gmail.com

DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION – encouraging everyone to go on My Rotary to take the courses

Rotary.org/DEI

A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities.

We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities.

To help us achieve our goal, the RI Board of Directors passed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone's responsibility — from Rotary members to staff at the Secretariat.

 

 

 

Thanker: Sue MacKinnon

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Dr Kris will update us next week

MEETING ADJOURNED:       at 8:20 pm

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

June   1, 2021    7 pm

June   8, 2021    7 pm

June 15, 2021    7 pm

June 22, 2021    7 pm

June 29, 2021    7 pm

 

MORE ROTARY INFORMATION:

 

THANK YOU FOR ZOOM:

To our very own Oshawa-Parkwood Rotarian Eric Guernsey for arranging the Zoom Meeting sharing with Heather McMillan, Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority, The Durham Workforce Authority is the acknowledged provider of local workforce information and champion of workforce development initiatives unique to Durham Region. Their Mission is to produce and offer comprehensive Labour Market Information to our stakeholders, to facilitate workforce solutions by engaging community partners and employers and to encourage development and maintenance of a sustainable and dynamic workforce. It was so nice to be able to have a whole hour for our Zoom meeting. We look forward to all of our Zoom meetings and thank you both, for all of your help.

 

OUR REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS STILL ON ZOOM AND WILL NOT BE AT THE OSHAWA GOLF CLUB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We will let you know when and if we return to the Oshawa Golf Club. As it stands right now, the Oshawa Golf Club is not hosting any outside organizations (such as ourselves) at the present time.

 

GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP – APRIL 24, 2021 TO EARLY JUNE 2021:

NOTE: DUE TO THE RECENT THIRD WAVE OF COVID-19 AND PROVINCIAL STAY AT HOME ORDER, WE HAVE CANCELLED OUR CLEAN UP

 

ROTARY FOUNDATION GRANTS QUALIFICATION for 2021-22 NEED TO BE DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

AND  – GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-22 ARE DUE MAY 31:

Qualification modules/quizzes to enable your club to apply for District grants (by May 31) are now available on the District website (rotary7070.org). Click here to go directly to modules

 

JUNE 12 THRU JUNE 16:  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL CONVENTION


From Rotary International president Holger Knaack: I am looking forward to having all of you join me for the Rotary Virtual Convention. Save the dates of 12-16 June in your calendar. The Rotary Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration is NOW open. The 2021 Virtual Convention will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service, and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world. This event is open to all Rotary members and participants from June 12 thru 16,  2021. Registration fees are as follows:

  • US$65 -  May 8  through  June 16

* Find out more: https://on.rotary.org/3f85TJH

 

 

JUNE 25 and 26 – District 7070 Conference:

Register Here:

https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329

Friday, June 25 – Sponsor a ShelterBox Tent Kit for $1,200 and have the privilege of having the Tent Kit delivered to a home of your choice for a week and the Friday sleepover and party.   Act quickly, 10 clubs have already expressed interest in sponsoring the 12 tent kits!  Contact Debbie Morgan (debbiem@rogers.com) to secure your Tent Kit now, if available.! 

Saturday, June 26, 9 am to 12 noon - the Zoom portion of the weekend.  Registration coming March 15 

With the help of technology, we will have an awesome program:

  • Superhero Evan Burrell all the way from Australia

  • 2021-21 Rotary International VP and our PDG Val Wafer

  • Honouring Indigenous People + Environmental Program

  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Highlights

  • Celebration of D7070 Heroes and Champions

 

Saturday, June 26, 1 - 4 pm. Community Engagement - We are encouraging each club to get out into the community in the afternoon and do a hands-on activity - paint an outdoor fence for a local women’s shelter, plant a flower bed at a senior’s centre, package food for a food bank or Kids Against Hunger, clean up a neighbour’s yard, host a community BBQ, etc.!   To encourage participation, the District will offer $500 to the first 30 clubs to submit a request (and have at least 10 members registered for the District Conference) to Helen Lackey (helenlackeyrotary@gmail.com). 

Note: Our club has obtained one of the $500 grants to be used at Mary Street Community School. The activity to be determined, PENDING PROVINCIAL COVID 19 REGULATIONS (IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO). Many clubs have already submitted!.

 

June 30, 2021  at 7 PM – Rotary District 7070 Year End Celebration:

Mark your calendars - a time for all of us to laugh and celebrate this crazy, memorable year together and give out a few awards.

 

FUNDRAISERS UPDATE:

# 1: GROW GREEN WITH ROTARY – thank you everyone – we are sold

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SELLING AND PURCHASING

 

FUNDRAISER# 2: CATCH THE ACE:

COMING SOON (TARGET DATE: JUNE 2021)

OUR REGULAR WEEKLY ZOOM MEETING LINK:

Topic: Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Weekly Meetings on ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Time: 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

       

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99926166884 
Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884

Pass Code: 2020
Dial by your location        
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada       
Meeting ID: 999 2616 6884


Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abpb4qHfvS

 

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT, MAKE UP: Go online at www.rotary.org go to the club locator and find a club or clubs near your destination. Or you can add the free App Rotary Club Locator to your phone for instant look up of any club in the world. Please mail or fax your make-ups to Secretary Robbie Larocque, or give your make-up card to the attendance/registration officer at the next club meeting.

 

Answer to Inspirational Quotes:

 

1. Audrey Hepburn

2. Hillary Clinton

3. Budha

4. Taylor Swift

5. John Lennon

6. Wolfgang Riebe


 
Read more...
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Leon Efraim
August 8
 
David Andrews
August 31
 
Spouse Birthdays
Launi Elliott
August 15
 
Terri Lynn Larocque
August 23
 
Anniversaries
Larry Hurren
Kay Hurren
August 3
 
Mike McLaren
Colleen Mclaren
August 20
 
Linda Porritt
Craig
August 29
 
Speakers
Aug 03, 2021 7:00 PM
Adopt A Village - Update
Aug 10, 2021 7:00 PM
His Annual Address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Aug 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Her Annual Update to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Aug 24, 2021 7:00 PM
Annual address to the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood
Sep 07, 2021 7:00 PM
Autism Home Base
Sep 14, 2021 7:00 PM
Update on Activities at Lakeridge Health
Sep 21, 2021 7:00 PM
Durham College Update
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President
 
Vice President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Director - International Service
 
Director - Rotary Foundation
 
Director - Membership
 
Director - Club Administration
 
Director - Community, Vocational,Youth Service
 
Past President
 
Director - Public Relations
 
Executive Secretary
 
RSS Feed

The arrival of the first peace fellows at the new peace center in Kampala, Uganda, heralds the beginning of a new era for Rotary and the continent.

 

Rotary 2022 International Convention to be held in HoustonThe event will bring more than 20,000 participants from around the world and deliver $30 million in local economic

 

Rotary projects around the

 

In 2016, North Korean immigrants chartered the Rotary Club of Ulsan Freedom — a fitting name for those who risked their lives for their freedom.

 

Our new president, Shekhar Mehta, envisions Rotary’s next chapter – and is ready to make it a reality.

 
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner
ClubRunner Mobile